Sweet Winter Squash

By 30 Minutes or Less
Serve this sweet winter squash recipe as a wow-worthy side dish for your holiday dinners.

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes

Side Dishes

Serves: 4
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 3/4
Think Variety; Think Color: Yellow/Orange


2 medium winter squash (butternut, acorn, sweet dumpling)

1/2 cup (4 oz) 100% orange juice

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg 


  1. Place each squash in the microwave and heat on high for 1 1/2 minutes.
  2. Cut each squash in half. Remove the seeds and loose fibers in the middle.
  3. Place the squash on an ungreased baking pan. The cut side of the squash should be face up and the uncut part of the squash should touch the pan.
  4. Pour 2 Tbsp of juice into half of the squash. Spread it evenly on the inside of each squash.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-30 minutes, until tender.
  6. Season with cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    100
  • Carbohydrates:    26g
  • Total Fat:    0g
  • Cholesterol:    0mg
  • Saturated Fat:   0g
  • Dietary Fiber:    4g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    0%
  • Sodium:    5 mg
  • Protein:    2g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe adapted from the Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Program.



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